Bonnie and Clyde: How a pair of two-bit crooks became the world's most famous gangsters
They were immortalised in film - but the true story of Bonnie and Clyde is very different from the Hollywood fantasy.
Hollywood Gangster Films of the 1930s and 1940s
The early gangster movies set the standard for all the great gangster movies that have followed. Several gangster related films were produced during the silent era of cinema.
JtheJerk — silentcuriosity: A 1930s-gangster in classic...
silentcuriosity: “ A 1930s-gangster in classic form. By the spring of 1934, famous criminals ran rampant throughout the US. John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and the...
Prohibition - The lack of a solid popular consensus for the ban resulted in the growth of vast criminal organizations, including the modern American Mafia, and various other criminal cliques. Widespread disregard of the law also generated rampant corruption among politicians and within police forces.
Walter P. Reuther Library (27850) Prohibition, Raids, Detroit, 1929
Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three-story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition,1929